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Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Sun 17-Mar-13 03:21 PM


No one seems to write much about this lens, but I'm loving it more and more for sports. It's incredibly sharp and the F2 gives a lot more flexibility at night and inside.

This was last night under mediocre lights at tennis. ISO3200 with a D4 at 1/800th.



Same but at ISO 2500.



Or a bit of hoops -- a tight crop yet look at the face and eye sharpness. Also ISO 3200 but with a D800 and 1/800th.



And with a 1.4X I get an almost 300/F2.8 still as sharp as anything else I have, and suitable for night baseball. This is the D4 at ISO 3200 at 1/800th. You do have to be careful at F2 and F2.8 to have action that's mostly parallel to you due to the shallow focal length.



Sometimes that shallow focal length is nice, but sometimes its too shallow. this D800 shot at F2 has the ball in focus, but the player is slightly soft. I like the way the other players are very soft as it highlights action that's in focus, but in this case there was just a bit too much depth.



Anyway... liking it more and more, thought I would share. It's not perhaps my most often used lens, but for indoor and dark it's just great.

Linwood

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